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Sjöström, Emma

Dr. Emma Sjöström is director of the Sustainable Finance Initaitive at Misum at SSE, and Deputy director of the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre, a collaboration between SSE and SEI. 

She conducts research on sustainable finance and ESG investment, mainly from an organisational-theory perspective. Current projects include strategies for active ownership; shareholder engagement on carbon risk; ESG in earnings calls; long-termism in investment analysis; and sustainable city bonds. Additionally, she is writing teaching cases on sustainable business and sustainable finance.

Emma Sjöström's PhD dissertation is titled Shareholder Influence on Corporate Social Responsibility and was published at SSE in 2009. During and after her PhD, she has been a guest researcher at the University of Hong Kong.


Recent publications

Borglund, T., De Geer, H., Sweet, S., Frostenson, M., Lerpold, L., Nordbrand, S., Sjöström, E., Windell, K. & Grafström, M. (2021) CSR and Sustainable Business, 2nd edition. Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning.

Sandberg, J. & Sjöström, E. (2020) Motivations for Investment in Sustainable Consumption and Production. In: Bali Swain, R. & Sweet. S. (eds.) Sustainable Consumption and Production, Volume I. Palgrave McMillan.

Sjöström, E. & Erlandsson, U. (2020) The bond market and its role for the climate change transition. SSFC Insight: Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre.

Sjöström, E., Waltré, N., Nilsson, A., Requena Carrion, A., Eriksson, A., Agerström, M. & Vanuyse, F. (2020) Financing sustainable city goals in Sweden – preliminary findings. Discussion Brief published by Misum at the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm Environment Institute and Cleantech Scandinavia.

Blomqvist, E., Waltré, N. & Sjöström, E. (2020) Investor brief: Sustainable investments for increased use of recycled material. Report published by Mistra.

Östlund, Å. Roos, S., Sweet, S. & Sjöström, E. (2020) Investor Brief: Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion Report published by Mistra.

Sjöström, E. (2020) Active ownership on environmental and social issues: What works? Report published by Misum at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Gond, J.P. & Sjöström, E. (2019) Unpacking the Roles of Shareholder Engagement Intermediaries: A Case Study of an Engagement Process on Carbon Risk. Conference paper presented at the Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Network Conference, Paris, September 9, 2019.

Setterberg, H., Sjöström, E. & Vulturius, G. (2019) Long-term perspectives in investment analysis. Report published by Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre and Swesif.

Setterberg, H. & Sjöström, E. (2017) Integrating ESG into corporate valuation: the case of SSAB. SSE Teaching Case No. 2017-04. Stockholm School of Economics.

Sjöström, E. (2017)  Tesla Inc. Climate change and the future of the electric vehicle. SSE Teaching Case No. 2017-03. Stockholm School of Economics.

Hasselgren, U. & Sjöström, E. (2017) Alternative Assets and Sustainability. Report commissioned by KK-stiftelsen / The Knowledge Foundation.

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